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SCINEMA Community Screening Playlists
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1. Best of SCINEMA (1:38:56)

Recommended for: General audience, featuring the Award Winning films from SCINEMA 2017. Contains subtitles, some coarse language, scenes of animal surgery and themes of animal cruelty.

nex

00:04:45

Award for Technical Merit

A visually stunning film illuminating the minute battles of nature from the micro to macro scale as a rhinoceros beetle, attacked by a fungus, struggles between life and death. Even the tiniest things can have a huge impact.

 

Einstein-Rosen

00:09:00

Best Short Film Subtitled (Spain)

It’s the summer of 1982. Teo claims he has found a wormhole. His brother Oscar does not believe him… at least not for now.

“A quirkily charming and entertaining film.”

 

Pangolins in Peril – A story of rare scales

00:15:00

Award for Scientific Merit

Subtitled (Pakistan) Themes of animal cruelty

The rare secretive Pangolin plays a vital ecological role but is on the verge of extinction. Two brave and passionate wildlife watchers fight against the odds to save the endangered Pangolin.

“Simply and beautifully produced film that shows conservation biology in a political and social setting”

 

The Purple Plain

00:12:35

Best Director

How different would things have been if it had been one small step for a woman, and one giant leap for mankind? Inspired by the true story of Mercury 13; the first women who tested for space flight.

Think Like a Scientist: Natural Selection in an Outbreak

00:07:29

Best Experimental/Animation

Computational geneticist Pardis Sabeti and disease ecologist Lina Moses bring us to the front line of the 2013-15 Ebola epidemic and explain the science behind how this event became the largest Ebola outbreak in history.

 

Fix And Release

00:15:30

Best Documentary

Scenes of animal surgery

An amazing team at a turtle trauma centre in Ontario, Canada is determined to battle to even the odds for freshwater turtle survival in the modern world.

“An important story, well told and beautifully shot”

 

Test Tube Babes

00:04:18

Special Jury Award

Two sisters that are the outcome of IVF, explain the amazing science of reproductive biology with wit and charm.

“You’ll never look at a paw-paw the same way again!”

 

OWSIA (Darkened Water)

00:30:00

Best Film

Subtitled (Iran) Mild Coarse Language

The aqueduct in the central Iranian city of Yazd has supplied water to the city for 2,500 years, now rots away due to bureaucracy and corruption.

“A fascinating well-made film about this living UNESCO heritage site, social politics and the complex issue of water rights”

2. Primary School (1:19:11)

Recommended for children 5-13 years old.

A Story From Space

00:04:49

Selected for SCINEMA

The story is a re-telling of the apollo 11 moon landing, told in a language reminiscent of children’s storybooks.

 

Dish Life

00:08:14

Selected for SCINEMA

“It’s like having millions of pets” What scientists really think of the stem cells they cultivate.

 

Northern Quolls

00:02:23

Selected for SCINEMA

A short film about Northern Quolls, why they’re endangered and what we can do to help.

 

nex

00:04:45

Award for Technical Merit

A visually stunning film illuminating the minute battles of nature from the micro to macro scale as a rhinoceros beetle, attacked by a fungus, struggles between life and death. Even the tiniest things can have a huge impact.

 

Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giants

00:59:00

Selected for SCINEMA

Everyone loves giraffes, but what do we really know about them? Dr Julian Fennessy has started to reveal their secrets; the most important being, they’re disappearing. In an urgent and daring mission, with a determined Ugandan team, he plans to round up twenty of the world’s rarest giraffe, to take across and beyond the mighty Nile River. The stakes are high, but if they succeed the reward will be a brighter future for an animal we’ve somehow overlooked.

3. Secondary School (1:16:25)

Recommended for young people 13-18 years old.

Dish Life

00:08:14

Selected for SCINEMA

“It’s like having millions of pets” What scientists really think of the stem cells they cultivate.

 

Destination: Mars

00:51:08

Selected for SCINEMA

DESTINATION: MARS is told through the stories of the men and women whose lives focus on a journey that will likely go down in history alongside Columbus and Magellan. The red planet: humanity’s future or grand delusion?

 

Think Like a Scientist: Natural Selection in an Outbreak

00:07:29

Best Experimental/Animation

Computational geneticist Pardis Sabeti and disease ecologist Lina Moses bring us to the front line of the 2013-15 Ebola epidemic and explain the science behind how this event became the largest Ebola outbreak in history.

 

Test Tube Babes

00:04:18

Special Jury Award

Two sisters that are the outcome of IVF, explain the amazing science of reproductive biology with wit and charm.

“You’ll never look at a paw-paw the same way again!”

 

nex

00:04:45

Award for Technical Merit

A visually stunning film illuminating the minute battles of nature from the micro to macro scale as a rhinoceros beetle, attacked by a fungus, struggles between life and death. Even the tiniest things can have a huge impact.

4. Space (1:27:25)

Recommended for everyone fascinated by the Universe and our place in it. Contains Subtitles.

Adrift

00:11:10

Selected for SCINEMA

On March 17th 1958, Vanguard, the first solar-powered satellite, was launched into space. At that time, space junk did not exist. Now, over one hundred million pieces of human-made space junk orbit the Earth. Adrift engages with the mysteries and contradictions of space junk: a sometimes beautiful, but potentially destructive museum of space exploration hurtling above our heads.

 

A Story From Space

00:04:49

Selected for SCINEMA

The story is a re-telling of the apollo 11 moon landing, told in a language reminiscent of children’s storybooks.

 

The Purple Plain

00:12:35

Best Director

How different would things have been if it had been one small step for a woman, and one giant leap for mankind? Inspired by the true story of Mercury 13; the first women who tested for space flight.

 

The Spectators

00:07:43

Selected for SCINEMA

Subtitled (France)

Laura and her husband live on a satellite orbiting around Earth. There, Laura sees her life entirely rebuilt: suburbs, chores, kitchen, television… A huge step back that will instill in her a deep nostalgia for Earth and an intense longing to find the life she really wanted to live.

 

Destination: Mars

51:08

Selected for SCINEMA

DESTINATION: MARS is told through the stories of the men and women whose lives focus on a journey that will likely go down in history alongside Columbus and Magellan. The red planet: humanity’s future or grand delusion?

5. Technology (2:13:54)

Recommended for: anyone interested in how we are engineering new ways to live, work and create art.

The Next Rembrandt

00:23:44

Selected for SCINEMA

By studying the work of painter Rembrandt van Rijn closely and with deep learning algorithms, Face Detection technology and a 3D printer The Next Rembrandt was brought to life. The documentary follows the exciting creative process of this unique painting of both the seventeenth and twenty-first century. How far can we go in art with today’s technology?

 

Rock Art Project

6:10

Selected for SCINEMA

This film tells the story of how researchers use drones and photogrammetry to create digital copies of endangered rock art Scattered all over the mountainous region of Northern Iraq.

 

Becoming Superhuman

00:52:00

Selected for SCINEMA

Doctor Jordan Nuguyen is a biomedical engineer. Riley Saban is a 13-year-old kid with cerebral palsy. Together they develop extraordinary, cutting edge technology that gives young Riley superhuman powers.

 

World’s Smart Cities: Amsterdam

52:00

Selected for SCINEMA

Tech-savvy individuals are using new technologies to harvest data and create innovative new ways for us to experience the world we live in. In Amsterdam, we meet a pioneering group of digital mappers, hackers and software junkies who are transforming the way visitors can explore their city, helping to reveal Amsterdam as never seen before.

6. Animals (2:14:02)

Recommended for biophiles everywhere! Contains subtitles, themes of animal cruelty and scenes of animal surgery.

Pangolins in Peril- A story of rare scales

00:15:00

Award for Scientific Merit

Subtitled (Pakistan) Themes of animal cruelty

The rare secretive Pangolin plays a vital ecological role but is on the verge of extinction. Two brave and passionate wildlife watchers fight against the odds to save the endangered Pangolin.

“Simply and beautifully produced film that shows conservation biology in a political and social setting”

 

Northern Quolls

02:23

Selected for SCINEMA

A charming student film about Northern Quolls, why they’re endangered and what we can do to help.

 

Fix And Release

15:30

Best Documentary

Scenes of animal surgery

An amazing team at a turtle trauma centre in Ontario, Canada is determined to battle to even the odds for freshwater turtle survival in the modern world.

“An important story, well told and beautifully shot”

 

Insecta

05:00

Selected for SCINEMA

Insecta’ is a short experimental documentary film that questions humans’ relationship with the natural world through the dual lenses of scientific inquiry and the aesthetics of documentary filmmaking. Utilizing archival video and narration in conjunction with my own original laboratory photography and rhythmic insect sound compositions, Insecta constructs an increasingly unsettling portrait of human callousness toward non-human animals in our compulsive quests for knowledge and domination of the natural world.

 

Diamonds For My Ants

15:23

Selected for SCINEMA

Subtitled (Russia)

Diamonds for my Ants – is an awe inspiring story of Andrey Pavlov, who became disabled at the age of fifty, but found a courage to start over and now his photographs of ants are famous worldwide.

 

nex

00:04:45

Award for Technical Merit

A visually stunning film illuminating the minute battles of nature from the micro to macro scale as a rhinoceros beetle, attacked by a fungus, struggles between life and death. Even the tiniest things can have a huge impact.

 

Pork.0

17:01

Selected for SCINEMA

Pork.0 is a short documentary that follows Carl Blake II as he combats factory-farming by inventing his own breed of pig. A former computer engineer who came back to the farm after a harrowing car accident, Carl is turning the American pork system on its’ heels by producing some of the tastiest and happiest pigs in the country, all using sustainable methods.

 

Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giants

00:59:00

Selected for SCINEMA

Everyone loves giraffes, but what do we really know about them? Dr Julian Fennessy has started to reveal their secrets; the most important being, they’re disappearing. In an urgent and daring mission, with a determined Ugandan team, he plans to round up twenty of the world’s rarest giraffe, to take across and beyond the mighty Nile River. The stakes are high, but if they succeed the reward will be a brighter future for an animal we’ve somehow overlooked.

7. Sci-fi (44:20)

Recommended for grown ups who love their science with a twist. Contains subtitles, adult themes.

Einstein-Rosen

00:09:00

Best Shoft Film

Subtitled (Spain)

It’s the summer of 1982. Teo claims he has found a wormhole. His brother Oscar does not believe him… at least not for now.

“A quirkily charming and entertaining film.”

 

The Spectators

00:07:43

Selected for SCINEMA

Subtitled (France)

Laura and her husband live on a satellite orbiting around Earth. There, Laura sees her life entirely rebuilt: suburbs, chores, kitchen, television… A huge step back that will instill in her a deep nostalgia for Earth and an intense longing to find the life she really wanted to live.

 

Custom Love

00:08:50

Selected for SCINEMA

He’s the perfect man taking her on the perfect date. Now she’s just waiting for the perfect question.

 

Noro

00:18:47

Selected for SCINEMA

Adult themes

Caitlin is having therapy to cope with the loss of her son but is becoming increasingly more paranoid about those around her. A simple accident leads her to a truth that nothing can prepare her for.

8. Our Bodies (1:25:21)

Recommended for anyone who wants to see how we are augmenting, treating and transplanting our bodies for the future.

The Recipient

00:14:34

Selected for SCINEMA

How we die, and what happens after we die, will be the next major medical/ethical issue we confront as a global population. At present, death and dying are seen as failings of the human body, or a result of inadequate access to technology. This itself, mortality and the subsequent questions of ‘faith’ in what is to come, is, of course, very existential- because faith is derived from a the need for a ‘higher’ answer, the problem being that most of the time, we don’t know what the question is? As such, in New Zealand, where Organ and Tissue Donation is voluntary, the question of whether to donate is understandably as complex as our own national ideologies of death practice. What inspired me to make ‘The recipient’ was the desire to explore the profound questions that donation poses of those who might use it, and in that exploration find a way to talk about the larger subject of Donation and mortality today.

 

Test Tube Babes

00:04:18

Special Jury Award

Two sisters that are the outcome of IVF, explain the amazing science of reproductive biology with wit and charm.

“You’ll never look at a paw-paw the same way again!”

 

Think Like a Scientist: Natural Selection in an Outbreak

00:07:29

Best Experimental/Animation

Computational geneticist Pardis Sabeti and disease ecologist Lina Moses bring us to the front line of the 2013-15 Ebola epidemic and explain the science behind how this event became the largest Ebola outbreak in history.

 

Becoming Superhuman

00:52:00

Selected for SCINEMA

Doctor Jordan Nuguyen is a biomedical engineer. Riley Saban is a 13-year-old kid with cerebral palsy. Together they develop extraordinary, cutting edge technology that gives young Riley superhuman powers.

9. Environment (2:04:04)

Recommended for those interested in seeing passionate people acting for change. Contains subtitles, mild coarse language.

End of Snow

00:20:00

Selected for SCINEMA

Embark on a journey into the mountains to find the tales of the past, present and future of snow with Dr. Jane Zelikova.  There will be adventure. Friendships will form. She will dig holes, and fall down those holes. But like any good story, the characters she meets will help show her the way, a map for living in a world beyond the end of snow.

 

My Deadly Beautiful City

00:11:00

Selected for SCINEMA

Subtitled (Russia)

Residents of an industrial town in the Arctic ponder how pollution affects their lives and the landscape.

 

The Discarded

00:18:44

Selected for SCINEMA

Subtitled (Brazil)

When the world landed in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics, they got more than they bargained for. Guanabara Bay, the iconic landscape around which Rio de Janeiro is built, has become a veritable cesspool choked with trash and raw sewage.   This short documentary unfolds through the eyes of a handful of Cariocas who are fighting for a better, more dignified way of life — starting with cleaning up the trash. Through their eyes we come face to face with the reality of consumption, in Rio as much as in our own lives.

 

At Street Level

29:00

Selected for SCINEMA

At Street Level is an ethnographic film about a small community-based environmental justice NGO struggling to improve local air quality. Adjacent to the Port of Oakland, the community is severely impacted by diesel particulate pollution. The ‘Personal Air Monitoring Project’ sees students and out-of-work community members walk around the neighborhood with an industrial air-monitoring device to collect data about local air quality.

 

Pork.0

17:01

Selected for SCINEMA

Pork.0 is a short documentary that follows Carl Blake II as he combats factory-farming by inventing his own breed of pig. A former computer engineer who came back to the farm after a harrowing car accident, Carl is turning the American pork system on its’ heels by producing some of the tastiest and happiest pigs in the country, all using sustainable methods.

 

OWSIA(Darkened Water)

30:00

Best Film

Subtitled (Iran) Mild Coarse Language

The aqueduct in the central Iranian city of Yazd has supplied water to the city for 2,500 years, now rots away due to bureaucracy and corruption.

“A fascinating well-made film about this living UNESCO heritage site, social politics and the complex issue of water rights”

10. SCINEMA Binge list (8:52:56)

recommended for getting comfy on the couch for the weekend! Contains subtitles, mild coarse language, adult themes, themes of animal cruelty and scenes of animal surgery.

End of Snow

00:20:00

Selected for SCINEMA

Dr. Jane Zelikova is a tropical ecologist living in the mountains of Wyoming and Colorado. She dreams of snow in the summer and tropical forests in the dead of winter. But her snow-capped Fourteeners are changing – no longer bringing the deep winter snowpack once promised.  This is a future from which she and the people of the West can’t run. What’s a wildly curious, adventurous girl to do? Embark on a journey into the mountains to find the tales of the past, present and future of snow.  There will be adventure. Friendships will form. She will dig holes, and fall down those holes. But like any good story, the characters she meets will help show her the way, a map for living in a world beyond the end of snow.

 

A Story From Space

00:04:49

Selected for SCINEMA

An astronaut guides us through the international space station on his way to the communications room. He has a video meeting with his 5 year old daughter Annie, who is preparing for her first day of school. She is worried about this unknown experience so he tries to give her courage with an inspirational bedtime story. The story is a re-telling of the apollo 11 moon landing, told in a language reminiscent of children’s storybooks.  The film concludes with an image which Annie has drawn on her first day at school, depicting herself as an astronaut in response to the exercise ‘what do I want to be when I grow up’.  This is an animated short film, transitioning between two visual languages to portray the two parallel storylines.

 

The Recipient

00:14:34

Selected for SCINEMA

How we die, and what happens after we die, will be the next major medical/ethical issue we confront as a global population. At present, death and dying are seen as failings of the human body, or a result of inadequate access to technology. This itself, mortality and the subsequent questions of ‘faith’ in what is to come, is, of course, very existential- because faith is derived from a the need for a ‘higher’ answer, the problem being that most of the time, we don’t know what the question is? As such, in New Zealand, where Organ and Tissue Donation is voluntary, the question of whether to donate is understandably as complex as our own national ideologies of death practice. What inspired me to make ‘The recipient’ was the desire to explore the profound questions that donation poses of those who might use it, and in that exploration find a way to talk about the larger subject of Donation and mortality today.

 

Becoming Superhuman

00:52:00

Selected for SCINEMA

Doctor Jordan Nuguyen is a biomedical engineer. Riley Saban is a 13-year-old kid with cerebral palsy. Together they develop extraordinary, cutting edge technology that gives young Riley superhuman powers.

 

My Deadly Beautiful City

00:11:00

Selected for SCINEMA

Subtitled (Russia)

Residents of an industrial town in the Arctic ponder how pollution affects their lives and the landscape.

 

Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giants

00:59:00

Selected for SCINEMA

Everyone loves giraffes, but what do we really know about them? Dr Julian Fennessy has started to reveal their secrets; the most important being, they’re disappearing. In an urgent and daring mission, with a determined Ugandan team, he plans to round up twenty of the world’s rarest giraffe, to take across and beyond the mighty Nile River. The stakes are high, but if they succeed the reward will be a brighter future for an animal we’ve somehow overlooked.

 

Adrift

00:11:10

Selected for SCINEMA

On March 17th 1958, Vanguard, the first solar-powered satellite, was launched into space. At that time, space junk did not exist. Now, over one hundred million pieces of human-made space junk orbit the Earth. They include dead satellites, rocket parts, fuel tanks, paint flecks, nose cones, collision debris and more.   Adrift, a short documentary, follows the story of astronaut Piers Sellers who accidentally dropped his spatula in space in 2006. His spatula became a deadly piece of space junk, travelling at 17,000 miles per second. The film then journeys across the remote deserts of Chile with astronomer women reflecting on this hidden world, shifts to the current threatening skies inhabited by the International Space Station and tracks the crash of a rocket part back to Earth. The film includes narration by Vanguard, voiced by Sally Potter (Actress and Director of “Orlando”).  The amount of space junk has now reached a critical level, threatening Earth (more pieces are dangerously landing on Earth) as well as our future communications (one more collision in space could create a cascade of collisions, wiping out existing satellites that we rely on). Adrift engages with the mysteries and contradictions of space junk: a sometimes beautiful, but potentially destructive museum of space exploration hurtling above our heads.

 

The Discarded

00:18:44

Selected for SCINEMA

Subtitled (Brazil)

When the world landed in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics, they got more than they bargained for. Guanabara Bay, the iconic landscape around which Rio de Janeiro is built, has become a veritable cesspool choked with trash and raw sewage.   Once home to dolphins, whales, and every manner of tropical flora and fauna, today it is considered a dead zone and wildlife sightings are extremely rare. Rampant unplanned growth, in the form of favelas, put extra pressure on the Bay and its ecological resources. Because these communities were not technically within the city’s purview, they never received traditional municipal services such as trash and sewerage. Today these locals, also known as Cariocas, represent one quarter of Rio’s population, a vital part of the local economy, and yet have been cast aside. They, and the Bay they know and love, are the discarded.   This short documentary unfolds through the eyes of a handful of Cariocas who are fighting for a better, more dignified way of life — starting with cleaning up the trash. Through their eyes we come face to face with the reality of consumption, in Rio as much as in our own lives.

 

The Next Rembrandt

00:23:44

Selected for SCINEMA

By studying the work of painter Rembrandt van Rijn closely and with deep learning algorithms, Face Detection technology and a 3D printer The Next Rembrandt was brought to life. The documentary follows the exciting creative process of this unique painting of both the seventeenth and twenty-first century. Accompanied by a team of data scientists, developers, engineers and Rembrandt expert you will be entertained in the complex boundaries between technology and emotion. How far can we go in art with today’s technology?

 

Noro

00:18:47

Selected for SCINEMA

Adult themes

Caitlin is having therapy to cope with the loss of her son but is becoming increasingly more paranoid about those around her. A simple accident leads her to a truth that nothing can prepare her for.

 

Dish Life

00:08:14

Selected for SCINEMA

“It’s like having millions of pets” What scientists really think of the stem cells they cultivate.

 

Custom Love

00:08:50

Selected for SCINEMA

He’s the perfect man taking her on the perfect date. Now she’s just waiting for the perfect question.

 

The Spectators

00:07:43

Selected for SCINEMA

Subtitled (France)

Laura and her husband live on a satellite orbiting around Earth. There, Laura sees her life entirely rebuilt: suburbs, chores, kitchen, television… A huge step back that will instill in her a deep nostalgia for Earth and an intense longing to find the life she really wanted to live.

 

At Street Level

26:40

Selected for SCINEMA

At Street Level is an ethnographic film about a small community-based environmental justice NGO struggling to improve local air quality. The film shows how West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project (WOEIP) uses science to persuade policymakers that environmental changes are needed in West Oakland, California. Adjacent to the Port of Oakland, the community is severely impacted by diesel particulate pollution. WOEIP initiated the ‘Personal Air Monitoring Project’ to have students and out-of-work community members walk around the neighborhood with an industrial air-monitoring device to collect data about local air quality. The results of their research have brought WOEIP national attention.

 

World’s Smart Cities: Amsterdam

52:00

Selected for SCINEMA

A revolution is taking place in cities across the globe. Tech-savvy individuals are using new technologies to harvest data and create innovative new ways for us to experience the world we live in. In Amsterdam, we meet a pioneering group of digital mappers, hackers and software junkies who are transforming the way visitors can explore their city. These pioneers are breaking new ground, helping to reveal Amsterdam as never seen before, enabling us to travel back in time, experience the smells of the city, be guided by the words of great authors and even create our own museum experience. These exciting maps and apps could change the way we experience other cities across the world.

 

Rock Art Project

6:10

Selected for SCINEMA

Scattered all over the mountainous region of Northern Iraq, ancient Mesopotamian rock art is being investigated by researchers from the University of Heidelberg, Germany under the direction of Prof. Dr. Peter A. Miglus.

In 2016, the ‘Rock Art in Iraqi Kurdistan Project’ utilised new ways to document rock-hewn tombs and reliefs of ancient kings: ‘Rock Art Project’ tells the story of how researchers use drones and photogrammetry to create digital copies of endangered rock art and demonstrate the advantages of digital archaeology.

 

Destination: Mars

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Selected for SCINEMA

DESTINATION: MARS is told through the stories of the men and women whose lives focus on a journey that will likely go down in history alongside Columbus and Magellan. The red planet: humanity’s future or grand delusion?

 

Insecta

5:00

Selected for SCINEMA

Insecta’ is a short experimental documentary film that questions humans’ relationship with the natural world through the dual lenses of scientific inquiry and the aesthetics of documentary filmmaking. Utilizing archival video and narration in conjunction with my own original laboratory photography and rhythmic insect sound compositions, Insecta constructs an increasingly unsettling portrait of human callousness toward non-human animals in our compulsive quests for knowledge and domination of the natural world.

 

Diamonds For My Ants

15:23

Selected for SCINEMA

Subtitled (Russia)

Diamonds for my Ants – is an awe inspiring story of Andrey Pavlov, who became disabled at the age of fifty, but found a courage to start over and now his photographs of ants are famous worldwide.

 

Pork.0

17:01

Selected for SCINEMA

Pork.0 is a short documentary that follows Carl Blake II as he combats factory-farming by inventing his own breed of pig. A former computer engineer who came back to the farm after a harrowing car accident, Carl is turning the American pork system on its’ heels by producing some of the tastiest and happiest pigs in the country, all using sustainable methods. He’s reached fame and success, but he hasn’t finished his quest of making the perfect pig. Pork.0 is not only about a farmer who wants to bring accountability back to pork production, but also a portraiture of a selfless man who will stop at nothing to change a flawed system.

 

Northern Quolls

2:23

Selected for SCINEMA

A short film about Northern Quolls, why they’re endangered and what we can do to help.

 

Think Like a Scientist: Natural Selection in an Outbreak

00:07:29

Best Experimental/Animation

Computational geneticist Pardis Sabeti and disease ecologist Lina Moses bring us to the front line of the 2013-15 Ebola epidemic and explain the science behind how this event became the largest Ebola outbreak in history.

 

Einstein-Rosen

00:09:00

Best Shoft Film

Subtitled (Spain)

It’s the summer of 1982. Teo claims he has found a wormhole. His brother Oscar does not believe him… at least not for now.

“A quirkily charming and entertaining film.”

 

Test Tube Babes

00:04:18

Special Jury Award

Two sisters that are the outcome of IVF, explain the amazing science of reproductive biology with wit and charm.

“You’ll never look at a paw-paw the same way again!”

 

The Purple Plain

00:12:35

Best Director

How different would things have been if it had been one small step for a woman, and one giant leap for mankind? Inspired by the true story of Mercury 13; the first women who tested for space flight.

 

nex

00:04:45

Award for Technical Merit

A visually stunning film illuminating the minute battles of nature from the micro to macro scale as a rhinoceros beetle, attacked by a fungus, struggles between life and death. Even the tiniest things can have a huge impact.

 

Pangolins in Peril- A story of rare scales

00:15:00

Award for Scientific Merit

Subtitled (Pakistan) Themes of animal cruelty

The rare secretive Pangolin plays a vital ecological role but is on the verge of extinction. Two brave and passionate wildlife watchers fight against the odds to save the endangered Pangolin.

“Simply and beautifully produced film that shows conservation biology in a political and social setting”

 

Fix And Release

15:30

Best Documentary

Scenes of animal surgery

An amazing team at a turtle trauma centre in Ontario, Canada is determined to battle to even the odds for freshwater turtle survival in the modern world.

“An important story, well told and beautifully shot”

 

OWSIA(Darkened Water)

30:00

Best Film

Subtitled (Iran) Mild Coarse Language

The aqueduct in the central Iranian city of Yazd has supplied water to the city for 2,500 years, now rots away due to bureaucracy and corruption.

“A fascinating well-made film about this living UNESCO heritage site, social politics and the complex issue of water rights”

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